Healthcare staffing agency, Aureus Medical, provides a travel nurse health tip: Focus on your feet

Omaha, NE, (January 17, 2014) - While your feet may be the last thing you're thinking of while working travel nursing jobs, you might want to start making them a priority. When shopping for the right pair of scrubs, take some time to find the proper shoes to wear while at work. But before you head out for a day of shopping, consider these tips from Aureus Medical Group, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing:

Does comfort mean healthy?
Some shoes you may see other RNs wearing may look fashionable and they might even tell you that they feel rather comfortable, but that doesn't mean the soles are providing the proper support for their feet. According to the Washington Post, those who suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee may want to stay away from clogs and other shoes that are believed to provide stability. In fact, the American College of Rheumatology conducted a small study on the topic.

In 2010, professionals from Rush Medical College collected data from 31 participants who underwent radiographic and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis gait analysis with an optoelectronic camera. Information was collected both with the patients walking barefoot and while wearing different types of shoes: clogs, flat walking shoes, stability shoes, and flip flops. Since a travel nurse will never wear flip flops to work, we can disregard that information.

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About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.